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prostar205
05-18-2006, 03:21 PM
and got pulled over by the Coast Guard. They were doing random boat boardings. The only thing I did not have was the registration and the throwable life ring attached to a rope. They were really cool and left me off with no penalties. When they asked the horsepower of the engine and I told them 425hp, they damn near fell overboard. They then lifted up the middle sunpad and saw the beast L-18.

Needless to say, it was pretty funny and I will be getting a throwable life ring and need to find my registration.

bigmac
05-18-2006, 03:25 PM
We (Minnesota) have to have a throwable flotation device, but no rope needs to be attached. A cheap boat cushion fills the bill quite nicely.

zberger
05-18-2006, 03:27 PM
how did you boat to work?

besides the obvious put boat in water.. your office on the water?

kalanic
05-18-2006, 03:28 PM
Wish I could boat to work! That would be sweet! I wish I could boat as an occupation!

bcampbe7
05-18-2006, 03:28 PM
Boating to work would be great!

_DiZZ_
05-18-2006, 03:36 PM
That would be awesome :D

captain planet
05-18-2006, 03:40 PM
That would be like my perfect "wet dream", being able to boat to work. I'm all green with envy over here.

shepherd
05-18-2006, 03:58 PM
I could boat to work if the Navy base where I work would let me pull up and dock my boat here. :cool:

M-Funf
05-18-2006, 04:01 PM
I'm guessing you were in the ocean, not on a lake?

I'd love to be able to boat to work. I could also boat to McCovey Cove and go to the Giants game :D

Sadly, I think the little S&S is a bit small for SF Bay :eek:

prostar205
05-18-2006, 05:55 PM
The company I work for is 2 blocks off Lake Union which is part of Lake Washington in Seattle. My boat is moored in a marina on my boat lift at the top of the lake. It takes me about an hour in the morning to get in - most of that hour is spent going 7 knots. I will not lie to anyone, it is absolutely awesome to boat to work. I tie the boat up at a restaurant on the water that has public mooring. There is never anyone there at 8:00 am in the morning.

LakePirate
05-18-2006, 06:04 PM
The company I work for is 2 blocks off Lake Union which is part of Lake Washington in Seattle. My boat is moored in a marina on my boat lift at the top of the lake. It takes me about an hour in the morning to get in - most of that hour is spent going 7 knots. I will not lie to anyone, it is absolutely awesome to boat to work. I tie the boat up at a restaurant on the water that has public mooring. There is never anyone there at 8:00 am in the morning.


Yeah but it rains on you all the time....

jealousy is an ugly beast

prostar205
05-18-2006, 06:10 PM
Its been beautifull all week this week. Got to take advantage of it when you can.

erkoehler
05-18-2006, 07:15 PM
Bet that was not the best gas mileage to work!

prostar205
05-18-2006, 07:18 PM
Gas Mileage - my L-18 runs on air - at least that's what most of my friends think. Just kidding.

It probably cost me $30 in fuel to get down there and back.

Oh well, you only live once.

Cloaked
05-18-2006, 07:31 PM
........ When they asked the horsepower of the engine and I told them 425hp, they damn near fell overboard. They then lifted up the middle sunpad and saw the beast L-18.

Classic.... :D :banana:

Mi.mc
05-18-2006, 08:07 PM
7 knots= how many miles per hour?

prostar205
05-18-2006, 08:09 PM
I think 7 knots is around 9-10 mph. However, you also can not kick up a wake.

lakes Rick
05-18-2006, 08:10 PM
I was pulled over in a wake zone for "making a small wake" ( no faster than 7mph and WAAAAY out near the edge of the wake zone) and got a ticket for no throwable device.. Two younger " I am the law" kinda lake cops.. I think I ticked em off when I said " this is a Mastercraft, they don't make wakes"......